Sinkhole that has closed Northampton road is now even bigger following investigation works

A growing sinkhole in a Northampton road will have caused a month road closure by the time it is repaired, workmen claim.

Friday, 6th January 2017, 4:56 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th January 2017, 3:50 am
Sinkhole road in Northampton closes for investigation into sewers, says water company

The hole, which is being repaired by workers from Anglian Water, originally appeared in early December on Balmoral Road in Queens Park.

The investigation means that CCTV cameras are being lowered underground to identify if the sewers are damaged.

Resident, Shane Quentin said: “It's the inconvenience, if anything - I spoke to a workman there and he said it was sewage pipe collapse.

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Work on Balmoral Road

“The road is completely shut. It’s got worse now because they [workers] made the hole bigger.”

One worker claimed the road could be closed for another three or four weeks.

An Anglian Water spokeswoman said: “We’re currently investigating our sewers and equipment on Balmoral Road in Northampton.

“We're working closely with the local highways team to understand why there is damage to the road surface.

Balmoral Road

“To make sure we keep our staff and customers safe whilst the work is completed we have had to close the road. We’re very for any inconvenience this causes.”

Work on Balmoral Road
Balmoral Road